20 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

20 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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20 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Gulmarg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Srinagar
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Pahalgam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Leh
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Alchi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Kargil
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Hunder
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Gulmarg

Gulmarg ©
A popular skiing destination and a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg features one of the highest gondolas in the world, reaching 3,979 m (13,054 ft) and offering fantastic scenery.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kashmir Ski Tours, Kashmir Experience, Alpather Lake, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Alpather Lake, get outside with Gulmarg Backcountry, tour along fresh powder with Kashmir Ski Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak, then hike along Outer Circle Walk, and finally make a trip to Rani Temple. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baba Reshi Shrine, stroll around Children's Park, then tee off at Gulmarg Golf Course, and finally head off-road at Gulmarg Expedition.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gulmarg trip planning tool .

New Delhi to Gulmarg is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect nights in Gulmarg to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Srinagar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Outer Circle Walk ©
Outer Circle Walk
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Discover Gulmarg Adventures ©
Discover Gulmarg Adventures

3
nights
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Srinagar is known for nature, parks, historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dal Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Nishat Garden, delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, and don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Srinagar road trip tool .

You can drive from Gulmarg to Srinagar in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Srinagar can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg

2
nights
Pahalgam

Pahalgam ©
Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Chandanwari, then appreciate the views at Aru Valley, and then admire the verdant scenery at Betaab Valley. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Sheshnag Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tulian Lake.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pahalgam trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Srinagar to Pahalgam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Sheshnag Lake ©
Sheshnag Lake

6
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hemis (Kloster Hemis & Hemis Monastery). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Leh itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pahalgam to Leh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Alchi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hemis
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

1
night
Alchi

Alchi ©
On the 27th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Monastary.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alchi online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Leh to Alchi takes 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Kargil.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

3
nights
Kargil

Kargil ©
Kargil is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), admire the striking features of Shargole Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Dras War Memorial, and make a trip to Hunderman village.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kargil day trip planning website .

You can drive from Alchi to Kargil in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Hunder.

Things to do in Kargil

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)
Dras War Memorial ©
Dras War Memorial
Shargole Monastery ©
Shargole Monastery

2
nights
Hunder

Hunder ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yarab Tso Lake, appreciate the views at Nubra Valley, then head outdoors with Wari La Pass, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery). On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Hunder Sand Dunes and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hundur Monastery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hunder trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Kargil to Hunder in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hunder

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Diskit, Hundur Monastery, Nubra Valley, Yarab Tso Lake
Highlights from your plan
Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes

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